The Friends of Old Dover celebrates the legacy of Dover’s own astronomer and activist, Annie Jump Cannon, on the anniversary of her 155th birthday with an array of events spanning from Thursday, December 6th through Sunday, December 9th, and taking place throughout the state. NY Times best-selling author Dava Sobel, who wrote “The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars’ will facilitate presentations, interviews, panels, and book-signings, culminating with a birthday party at Annie’s grave-site.
Saturday, December 8: ** NOTE that some events take place outside Dover on Saturday**
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Old State House, Dover, DE. Mayor’s Essay Contest Awards Ceremony with students, Winners read and Sobel talk with Book Signing
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Delaware Historical Society, Wilmington, DE. Linda Chatfield, Historical Interpreter portrays Annie Jump Cannon at a youth-focused birthday celebration
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Dover Public Library, Dover, DE. Sobel remarks, Q&A and Book Signing with Librarians
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Hockessin Book Shelf, Hockessin, DE. Sobel chat, Q&A and Book Signing